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Sailing to the Edge of Time

The Promise, the Challenges, and the Freedom of Ocean Voyaging
288 Seiten
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Category : Sport & Leisure
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ZusatztextA remarkable and very enjoyable cocktail of blue water, action and wisdom. Kretschmer is a fine writer and an inspiration.
ZusammenfassungJohn Kretschmer is sailing's practical philosopher - as much a doer as a thinker. And that is the overarching theme of this chronicle of a sailing life. Often amusing, sometimes poignant, occasionally terrifying but always inspiring, his deeply personal account is a welcome reminder of the good life waiting at sea. With hundreds of thousands of nautical miles under his keel, John's adventures have taken him several times around the world, with challenging crossings of the Atlantic and the Pacific, a narrow escape from a coup in Yemen, an unlikely deliverance from a coral reef off Belize as well as more serene, introspective passages where trade winds are blowing and stories are flowing. His crew has included CEOs, actors, writers, teachers, kids - in essence, everyone. John's narrative is interwoven with practical tips and advice in seamanship, but also, and just as importantly, his hard-won insights about making the most of our lives. He truly believes we find out who we really are, and what we are capable of, far from the shackles of land, when we find a place where time changes shape - days may merge into one another, but minutes are memorable. To live adventurously is to live more fully, and that is the life John Kretschmer continues to live. In this book he shares his simple profundities that will inspire those who live to sail, and those seeking something more rewarding from life.
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Seiten288 Seiten


VorwortTime spent sailing, especially far from the shackles of land, is the key to discovering the good life waiting at sea. That is the unforgettable theme of John Kretschmer's inspiring chronicle of a 'life lived', mixing practical advice with simple but provocative philosophy via a vivid and engaging account of his sailing adventures. It will inspire those who live to sail, and those seeking something more rewarding from life.


John Kretschmer is a writer, sailor, philosopher, lecturer and businessman whose successful sail-training business takes a uniquely philosophical but hands-on approach to offshore sailing. He is the author of four highly regarded non-fiction books, as well as hundreds of articles for the sailing press, Life and the LA Times.

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